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Water rights aren't drying up
The Leader received a handwritten letter last week from a Sanders County resident, claiming “all water users are...
Deja vu: Back in January of 1993 …
This job sometimes gives me a whopping sense of déjà vu: I feel like I’ve been here before.
Humming a more generous tune
“Thanksgiving is the only holiday we have left in this county that’s only about giving thanks for the things you have."
Telling our community’s stories
Full circle: that’s how it feels to be sitting at the editor’s desk of the Lake County Leader again.
Guest column: Society must focus on root of drug problem
Driving through Polson, I am reminded of all the times in high school when I was told how devastating the drug issue was in our town.
Guest column: Protect children from vehicular heatstroke
Since 1998 more than 900 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle.
Public education: a national birthright
Located directly between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Montanans are proud to recognize our land of natural splendors as the nation’s “Last Best Place.”
Guest column: Former Democratic PSC members endorse Repke
As former members of Montana’s Public Service Commission, with a combined 32 years of service, we have watched closely — and noted with dismay — the current PSC pronounced decline into an institution that is fail...
Guest column: To protect our parks, invest in infrastructure, don’t limit public access
National Park Week was April 16-22, a timely reminder to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty that God bestowed upon our country and in particular, Montana.
Guest column: Judicial activism at work in recent court ruling
A Republican response to recent ruling blocking new election laws.
Guest column: Senators' wolf column ignores vitriol toward the species
Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Jim Risch of Idaho recently blasted U.S. Interior Sec. Deb Haaland for her opinion piece questioning how states are managing their wolves.
Guest column: Follow the science, law regarding wolves
Idaho and Montana’s successful recovery of the gray wolf was a significant achievement in species conservation.
Guest column: PSC requires a dose of integrity
I am running for PSC commissioner for District 5 because I have the experience necessary to competently represent Montana ratepayers and I will bring professional, honest leadership to the PSC.
Guest column: Why I’m running for Lake County sheriff
If elected, I plan to work with the drug task force and send deputies to the necessary training that will equip them to better assist the community.
Guest column: We’re here to answer COVID-19 questions
The providers at St. Luke’s Community Healthcare believe strongly in the value and safety of vaccines.